Wilkes Medical Scholars Program

Medical Program Overview

The Wilkes Medical Scholars Program is a highly selective, early admission program into The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for students who have a strong desire to pursue a career in medicine. Students receive a B.A. from the Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter and the M.D. degree from FAU's College of Medicine in Boca Raton in seven or eight years.

Admission is open to highly qualified incoming Wilkes Honors College freshman students. Those accepted into the Wilkes Medical Scholars Program are assured of a spot in the medical school provided they successfully complete the program requirements and achieve a composite score of at least 510 on the MCAT. Students will take a carefully planned curriculum that will allow them to receive their Bachelor's degree in either 3 or 4 years. Students may concentrate in a variety of disciplines within the liberal arts and sciences and their curriculum will include several medical electives as well as experiential programs during the summer, fall and spring semesters that prepare students for medical school.


Minimum Requirements Fall 2017 (Subject to Change) for Entrance

  • SAT minimum score of 1450 (Critical Reading and Math combined, OLD SAT) , 1490 (NEW SAT) or a minimum ACT composite of 33
  • Weighted high school GPA, to be determined, please check back for updated requirement
  • FAU Medical Pipeline application
  • Letter of recommendation from a counselor or high school teacher
  • Recommended but not required—one or more of the following SAT Subject tests: Math Level 2, Biology, Chemistry, Literature
  • Highly recommended but not required—experience with patient interaction
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident status
  • Admitted to FAU and the Wilkes Honors College by January 15
  • Medical Scholars Application deadline is January 15

For further information, check the Additional Program Details, or contact medicalpipelines@fau.edu.

  Contact Us:
Phone: 561.799.8646
Fax: 561.799.8533
E-mail: hcadmissions@fau.edu
Mail: Office of Admissions,
5353 Parkside Drive,
Jupiter, FL 33458

How to Apply:

Please check back here for WMS program information and application.

Last Modified 8/10/16